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KOTANATOMI focuses on the urban informal economy in public spaces, including efforts to formulate new policies, approaches, and strategies for the informal sector that

are unique to Jakarta.

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KOTANATOMI is a research methodology focused on the informal sector in public spaces, which aims to enhance the overall urban experience. It is based on recognition of the importance of the informal sector in the lives of millions of Jakartans, entrepreneurs and consumers alike, and the need for a new, uniquely Jakartan strategy, based on in-depth contextual knowledge.


Through this research, Rame-Rame Jakarta identifies the characteristics, forms and adaptation strategies of the always dynamic informal sector as it responds to the urban rhythms of a modern city.

The KOTANATOMI Framework

KOTANATOMI is an ongoing initiative to accommodate Jakarta's millions of informal enterprises within the framework of urban planning. The methodology is continually refined through ongoing experimentation and analysis of primary data from the KOTANATOMI archive as well as dialogue with academic institutions, practitioners, and government bodies.


Details of the most recent KOTANATOMI framework can be found here.


The KOTANATOMI informality research methodology was first used for a pilot study on Jalan Wahid Hasyim, a strategic transit corridor in Central Jakarta. This location was chosen to demonstrate the KOTANATOMI methodology as a tool to maximize the use of public space in the city.

Apart from the presence of many pedestrians, the range of activities in the WHC area is also very diverse, including offices, industry, government, many informal phenomena and the interactions between each of them.

The results of mapping informal activities along the WHC clearly demonstrate the dynamism of informality in the city of Jakarta and the need for new planning approaches that can accommodate it.


Open Data Access for All

In the KOTANATOMI phase 1 research, we conducted a direct survey to map the informal economy actors along the Wahid Hasyim Corridor (WHC / Wahid Hasyim Corridor).

The entire KOTANATOMI WHC dataset, including videos, maps, and excel datapoint sheets is available free of charge, along with a manual explaining how to use it, a series of reports explaining the research methodology, and a full version of our initial analysis.

Preliminary descriptive data can be found in this Google Data Studio

Data deskriptif terkait analisis awal penelitian KOTANATOMI


The aim of the KOTATANTOMI project is to provide a platform for wider interaction with today's issues of informality, by academics, state agencies, urban planners and the public.

The KOTANATOMI archive, including videos, maps, and excel datapoint sheets is available free of charge here, along with a manual explaining how to use the data, a series of reports explaining the research methodology, and a full version of our initial analysis up to this point.

Reports Series:
Understanding KOTANATOMI

Kotanatomi 1 (IND): Sebuah Kerangka Kerja untuk Penelitian Informalitas

Kotanatomi 1 (ENG): A Framework for Informality Research

Kotanatomi 2 (IND): Tipologi Usaha Informal & Kebijakan Perkotaan

Kotanatomi 2 (ENG): Informal Enterprise Typologies and Urban Policy

Kotanatomi 3 (IND): Mengakomodasi Kota Informal

Kotanatomi 3 (ENG): Accomodating informal cities

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Materials Archive
Data, Maps & Video from KOTANATOMI WHC 

Interested in doing your own research or investigation on informality and other activities in Jakarta's public spaces? The KOTANATOMI material archive has been released so that we can all better understand informality together! **

** access & use of the KOTANATOMI Archives is permitted under under the Open Database License. Any rights in individual contents of the database are licensed under the Database Contents License.


Mulai belajar arsip publik 
KOTANATOMI di sini! 


Report Series:
KOTANATOMI Data Analysis

Laporan Magang 1: Faktor-Faktor yang Memengaruhi Komposisi Sektor Informal

Laporan Magang 2: Peran Sektor Informal Perkotaan Terhadap Peningkatkan Keberadaan Orang di Wahid Hasyim Corridor

Laporan Magang 3: Hubungan Antara Sektor Informal dan Jumlah Orang di Koridor Wahid Hasyim

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